Treatment for Chemotherapy Side Effects – Bone Marrow

  • Neupogen (G-CSF) is a colony stimulating factor (CSF)that signals the bone marrow to increase the output of white cells (specifically neutrophils), which help to fight bacterial infections.
  • Neulasta is a protein that stimulates the production of white blood cells.
  • GM-CSF is a colony stimulating factor (CSF) that signals the bone marrow to increase the output of white cells. It differs from neupogen in that it also increases the production of macrophages, as well as neutrophils. This drug may cause more side effects than neupogen.
  • Epogen is a growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to increase the production of red blood cells.
  • Neumega is a growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to increase production of platelets.

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 14 Aug 1999

Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015